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Station Accidentally Sells Gas for Slightly More Than a Buck a Gallon

Who said gas prices are out of control?

The Torrance Daily Breeze reports a service station in Wilmington, California sold premium gas for the rock-bottom-it-must-be-1992 price of $1.10 a gallon for a four-hour period last Sunday. The gas was supposed to be sold for $4.29 a gallon.

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Newt Gingrich’s Ringtone: ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’

If Newt Gingrich somehow manages to get elected in 2012, there's a good chance the White House will be hearing a lot more ABBA in the hallways.

According to the LA Times, Gingrich's speech in Ames, Iowa, was interrupted Thursday when his cell phone went off. The ringtone: ABBA's 'Dancing Queen.'

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
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Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion

Microsoft is set to shell out big bucks - a whopping $8.5 billion - to buy Skype Global, the NY Times is reporting.

According to the report, the deal will allow Microsoft to leverage Skype, which last year had 207 billion minutes of voice and video conversations, on platforms including Xbox 360, Kinect and Outlook.

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Iranian President Running OPEC?

With Iranian President Ahmedinajehad taking over his nation's Oil Bureau, he now is in a position to have considerable influence over OPEC, the Middle Eastern coalition of oil producing nations.

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European Auto Engineering On Display-Sort Of

European car buyers will soon be able to same lots of "euros" when the cheapest car, the new Lada Granta, will go on sale this late summer or fall. The only problem?  Soviet Leader Vladimir Putin had to try five times to get it to start...

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Damaged Blackhawk Stealth chopper
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US To Pakistan-We Want Our Chopper Back

The remains of the US helicopter that force landed during the Osama bin Laden operation remains in Pakistan, the US wants it back, but the Chinese are now showing signs of interest.

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Alerts Coming To Cell Phones-Even If You Don’t Want Them

The new P.L.A.N. is coming to your cell phone eventually...whether you like it or not.

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Oil production platform and supoort ships Alaska
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EPA Ruling Doesn’t Help Gas Prices

Although drilling and oil discovery does not have an immediate effect on supply, it does help bring down prices by way of speculators.  But a recent EPA ruling will not help.

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Robot Enters Japanese Nuclear Plant

Going where no man can go, a robot called the Packbot entered the three crippled nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Nuclear Facility in Japan.

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Tweets-Apps=Brain Drain?

They're part of the digital revolution, but could they be draining your brain?

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